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8mm Movie Camera

Auto Zoom 518 Super 8

Auto Zoom 518 Super 8

Auto Zoom 518 Super 8

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Marketed September 1967
Original Price 41,000 yen

This model added power zooming on the popular Zoom 518 Super 8 (marketed in December 1964). A fixed grip was added to contain a motor and an additional AA battery for power zooming. This additional function made the model a bestseller, with the best balance of performance, price and design.

Type Super 8 type 8mm movie camera
Image Size 4.2 x 5.7 mm (Projection image size: 4 x 5.4mm)
Film Super 8 film cartridge
Lens Focal Length/Speed 9.5 – 47.5mm f/1.8 (14 elements in 11 groups, including 5 new type glass elements) Inner diameter: 48 mm, outer diameter: 50 mm
Amber and magenta coating
Focal length can be extended to super telephoto of 15.6 – 78mm f/1.8 with the Tele Converter 1.6X.
Zooming Ratio 5x
Focusing Manual (Front lens group rotating method), 1.2 m to infinity
Zooming Power zooming (Approx. 6 sec.) and manual zooming with zooming ring. Rotation angle: Approx. 100 degrees.
Filter Size 48 mm
Viewfinder Type Single-lens reflex type
Rangefinder Prism screen rangefinder (Micro-prism rangefinder)
Dioptric Adjustment -3 to +1 diopter
Viewfinder Information Aperture value, exposure meter needle, over/under exposure warnings
Exposure Control Type Automatic aperture setting coupled to loaded film speed and shooting speed. Just aim the subject and shoot. The correct exposure is given always.
Exposure Meter Built-in TTL CdS exposure meter
Metering Range ISO 160 f/1.8, 18 fps – ISO 16 f/16, slow motion
Film Speed Automatic ISO setting by film cartridge
Tungsten type film: ISO 25, 40, 64, 100 and 160
Daylight type film: ISO 16, 25, 40, 64 and 100
CCA Filter A Color Conversion filter A is built-in to use tungsten type film under daylight. The CCA filter is automatically cancelled with loading of a daylight type film cartridge. Manual cancellation of the CCA filter is possible.
Manual Aperture Setting Shooting at any manual aperture setting is possible by one operation of the aperture control ring (Fading out/in is possible using a ND filter together.)
Power Source Two MD mercury cells
Battery Check Push button checking
Film Drive Type Power filming by a high performance micro-motor
Filming Speed 18 fps and slow motion (approx. 40 fps)
Power Source Four AA batteries (One battery is contained in the grip for zooming and slow motion). Sufficient power for 10 film cartridges under normal temperature.
Footage Counter Counts up. Automatic resetting by unloading of a film cartridge.
Battery Check Push button checking
Shutter Shutter Opening 160 degrees
Release Socket Sockets for remote control and continuous shooting
Shutter Lock Dial Three positions for safety lock, run, running lock/remote control
Safety Mechanism Preventing mistakes on shooting: over/under exposure warning, shutter lock and film drive confirmation.
Remote Control Possible with remote switch
Grip Holding type, battery compartment for a driving AA battery
Dimensions (W x H x D) 55 x 187 x 206 mm
Weight 1150 g (Body only)
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